The Story of Women and Art - Episode 1 - Professor Amanda Vickery journeys from Renaissance Italy to the Dutch Republic and discovers a hidden world of female artistry. By digging in storerooms, convents and basements she rescues dazzling female artists from the shadows, and reveal stories of courage and determination in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
The head of 19th century physician and psychiatrist Cesare Lombroso has been preserved in a glass chamber since his death in 1909. The former professor of forensic medicine’s sleeping face is now displayed in the Museum of Criminal Anthropology in Turin, Italy, along with the wax-covered heads, brains, body parts and skulls of the soldiers, civilians and convicts whom he studied.
Professor Massimo Tistarelli is a scientist at the University of Sassari in Italy. He is an associate editor of three international science magazines and has coauthored more than a hundred scientific papers. He studies how humans recognize faces and do such seemingly simple things as catching a ball. He then designs visual systems for robots—systems that imitate what we do. Awake! asked him about his faith and his work as a scientist.